A 25-year-old male asked:
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use zyprexa for sleep getting off 2.5mg alot of antipsychotics make me gain weight except geodon (ziprasidone) but it wasnt sedative any sedative med with geodon (ziprasidone)?

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Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Alternatives: The best antipsychotics for sedation are Seroquel and Saphris (asenapine). See if your doctor will prescribe some clonazepam for sedation but it should be monitored.
Answered on Oct 5, 2015

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